Pythagoras of Samos

about 569 BC - about 475 BC

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Pythagoras was a Greek philosopher who made important developments in mathematics, astronomy, and the theory of music. The theorem now known as Pythagoras's theorem was known to the Babylonians 1000 years earlier but he may have been the first to prove it.
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List of References (27 books/articles)

Some Quotations (7)

A Poster of Pythagoras

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Honours awarded to Pythagoras
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Lunar featuresCrater Pythagoras

Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  3. The Complete Pythagoras (Web edition Guthrie's book)
  4. NNDB
  5. Theosophy Online (Pythagoras and his School)
  1. G Don Allen
  2. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  3. Mathgym Australia
  4. Simon Fraser University
  5. The big view

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